Animex Screen/Awards

World of Tomorrow - internationally acclaimed short by Don Hertzfeld

World of Tomorrow - internationally acclaimed short by Don Hertzfeld


Schedule

Sunday

07 Feb
  • Animex Screen: Animation Features for Families (10:00)

    - Cineworld, Screen 3
    These screenings are free to an invited audience only.

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    Inside Out (Image for ID 287 Inside Out

    Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | USA | 2015 |PG | 95 mins

    Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.


    Minions (Image for ID 288 Minions

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin | USA | 2015 | PG | 91 mins

    Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From T. rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob on a global road trip where they'll earn a shot to work for a new boss-the world's first female super-villain-and try to save all of Minionkind...from annihilation.


    Hotel Transylvania 2 (Image for ID 289 Hotel Transylvania 2

    Genndy Tartakovsky | USA | 2015 | PG | 89 mins

    Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty!


    Shaun the Sheep movie (Image for ID 290 Shaun the Sheep movie

    Mark Burton, Richard Starzak| UK, FRANCE | 2015 | PG | 85 mins

    Shaun the sheep is tired of doing the same work at the farm everyday. He decides to take a day off. In order to do that, he needs to make sure the farmer doesn't know. When more happens than they can handle, the sheep find their way in the big city. Now they need to get back to the farm.


    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Image for ID 291 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell| USA | 2015 | PG | 92 mins

    Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick, Squidward , Mr. Krabs and Sandy. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.


     

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Monday

08 Feb
  • Animex Screen - British Animation Awards Public Choice Programme 1 (18:00)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen - British Animation Awards - Public Choice Programme 01

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    Man Up (Image for ID 201 Man Up

    Katie Lenton | 03:45 | UCA, Farnham | UK

    You can’t wrestle your way out of a chemical depression. A film based on the poem “Ten Responses to the Phrase: Man Up.


    Lost Property (Image for ID 202 Lost Property

    Asa Lucander | 06:15 | 12 ft 6 | UK

    When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property Office.


    Monkey Love Experiments (Image for ID 203 Monkey Love Experiments

    Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson | 08:40 | UK

    Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.


    James: Moving On (Image for ID 204 James: Moving On

    Ainslie Henderson | 03:30 | UK

    Death as a birth in a world of string.


    Hecta: The Concept  (Image for ID 205 Hecta: The Concept

    Chris Shepherd | 03:00 | Polkadot Productions | UK

    What happens when you take too many slimming tablets? Find out in this tale of gluttony and stupidity inspired by Buddy Hackett's classics stand up routine the Piet.


    Mr Madila (Image for ID 206 Mr Madila

    Rory Waudby-Tolley | 08:36 | Royal College of Art | UK

    A series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation. Oooooooh.


    Heavyball: Smalltown Boy (Image for ID 207 Heavyball: Smalltown Boy

    Sameer Patel & Zane Whittingham | 03:00 | fettle Animation | UK

    Animation/live action blend, a new take to 80's Bronski Beat classic "Smalltown Boy".


    The Bigger Picture (Image for ID 208 The Bigger Picture

    Daisy Jacobs | 07:00 | National Film & Television School | UK

    Two sons; one elderly mother; no end in sight. The film uses giant animated characters in life-size sets to tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an ageing parent.


    Toonocalypse (Image for ID 209 Toonocalypse

    Owen Rixon | 18:00 | The 2D Workshop | UK

    Two students document the arrival of cute, cartoons aliens in Edinburgh, but after a year on Earth, the pair discover the true intention behind the aliens’ visitation.


     

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  • Animex Screen - Best of Animation 25 Years of Filmakademie (19:30)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen - "Best of Animation" 25 years of Filmakademie

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    AH POOK IS HERE (Image for ID 239 AH POOK IS HERE

    Philip Hunt | 1994


    DAS RAD (Image for ID 240 DAS RAD

    Arvid Uibel, Heidi Wittlinger, Chris Stenner | 2000


    BUNNIES (Image for ID 241 BUNNIES

    Jakob Schuh, Saschka Unseld | 2003


    RACING BEATS (Image for ID 242 RACING BEATS

    Alexander Kiesl, Steffen Hacker | 2005


    LEBENSADER (Image for ID 243 LEBENSADER

    Angela Steffen | 2009


    MOBILE (Image for ID 244 MOBILE

    Verena Fels | 2010


    LOOM (Image for ID 245 LOOM

    Jan Bitzer, Ilja Brunck, Csaba Letay | 2010


    366 TAGE (Image for ID 246 366 TAGE

    Johannes Schiehsl | 2011


    ROLLIN’ SAFARI (Image for ID 247 ROLLIN’ SAFARI

    Kyra Buschor, Constantin Päplow, Anna Habermehl | 2014


    WRAPPED (Image for ID 248 WRAPPED

    Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann | 2014


    BÄR (Image for ID 249 BÄR

    Pascal Flörks | 2014


    SOME THING (Image for ID 250 SOME THING

    Elena Walf | 2015


    JAZZ ORGIE (Image for ID 252 JAZZ ORGIE

    Irina Rubina | 2015


     

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Tuesday

09 Feb
  • Animex Awards Programme 1 (10:30)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 75 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 2 (13:00)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 80 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 3 (15:00)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 80-95 minutes

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  • Animex Screen - International Short Films 1 (18:45 - 19:30)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen - International Short Films Programme 01

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    ERNIE BISCUIT (Image for ID 253 ERNIE BISCUIT

    Adam Elliot | AUSTRALIA | 2015 | 20 mins

    Ernie Biscuit is the clayography of a Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.


    Amelia and Duarte (Image for ID 254 Amelia and Duarte

    Alice Guimaraes, Monica Santos | Gernmany, Portugal | 2015 | 8 mins

    In this story we are guided through the relationship of Amelia and Duarte, two people that felt out of love and are trying to cope with the feelings that come after a relationship has ended.


    World of Tomorrow (Image for ID 255 World of Tomorrow

    Don Hertzfeldt | USA | 2015 | 17 mins

    A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future in Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar nominated short.


     

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  • Animex Screen Feature - Special Advance Preview Screening 'Zootropolis' (20:00 - 22:30)

    - Cineworld, Screen 5

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    Zootropolis (Image for ID 238 Zootropolis

    Byron Howard, Rich Moore | USA | 100 mins | 2016

    The makers of Frozen transport you to a delightful world populated entirely by animals. The city of Zootropolis is much like any other but with one big difference: all of the inhabitants are mammals, including gazelles, water buffalo, sloths and much more. Into this dazzling environment comes wide-eyed bunny Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) who has arrived from the country to enlist in the police force. Given her apparently docile nature, Judy is placed on menial duties - but she soon delves into the mysterious case of a missing otter. In order to find out more, she must team up with wily con artist and fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It's time for aspiring detective Judy to stand out from the animal crowd and demonstrate some genuine underdog spirit. The latest family-friendly Disney extravaganza from the makers of Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, Zootropolis blends a wonderfully imaginative premise with an A-list voice cast also including Idris Elba and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons.

    This is a paying ticketed screening at Cineworld Middlesbrough. Advanced ticket sales for the preview screening of Zootropolis are available for Animex pass holders NOW!

    Get your tickets for the 3D screening on Tuesday 09th February at 8PM direct from the Cineworld website

    All valid Animex pass holders can take advantage of a discounted entry price for this screening by choosing the “Child” option when booking your ticket.

    All you need to do is show your valid Festival, AVFX or Game pass along with your “child” ticket when you arrive at the screening to take advantage of the discount.

    We anticipate this screening will sell out and the ticket sales will be open to the general public from Friday 5th February so get your ticket fast before they go!


     

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Wednesday

10 Feb
  • Animex Awards Programme 4 (10:30 - 12:10)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 105 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 5 (12:45 - 14:30)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 105 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 6 (14:30 - 16:20)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 110 minutes

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  • Animex Screen - British Animation Awards Public Choice Programme 2 (18:00)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen - British Animation Awards - Public Choice Programme 02

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    My Dad (Image for ID 210 My Dad

    Marcus Armitage | 05:50 | Royal College of Art | UK

    A depiction of modern British culture: family relationships and the passing of opinions down generations. ?


    Aftermath (Image for ID 211 Aftermath

    Layla Atkinson | 04:30 | Trunk Animation| UK

    A visualisation of Siegfried Sassoon’s famous poem.


    Mr Plastimime (Image for ID 212 Mr Plastimime

    Daniel Greaves | 09:45 | UK

    An under appreciated mime artist's routine blurs in to reality with a series of near misses that result in a fateful encounter.


    Benjamin Scheuer: Cookie-tin Banjo (Image for ID 213 Benjamin Scheuer: Cookie-tin Banjo

    Peter Baynton | 02:30 | Radish Pictures | UK

    A father builds a cookie-tin banjo to give to his son, and with it the gift of music.


    The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out Of Her Head (Image for ID 214 The Evening Her Mind Jumped Out Of Her Head

    Shaun Clark & Kim Noce | 07:32 | Mew Lab | UK

    One cold winter’s evening, a serious woman is forced to lighten up when her mind jumps out of her head.


    Stems (Image for ID 215 Stems

    Ainslie Henderson | 03:00 | UK

    Making puppet making make music.


    Endgame (Image for ID 216 Endgame

    Phil Mulloy | 07:20 | Spectre Films | UK

    After a hard week in the office Richard and George like to relax by playing war games.


    1150 Canyon Road (Image for ID 217 1150 Canyon Road

    Art&Graft | 02:35 | UK

    A simple story about a plan gone wrong, an exercise in the subtlety of storytelling and creation of a cinematic atmosphere through minimal graphic


    Rattle that Lock (Image for ID 218 Rattle that Lock

    Alasdair + Jock | 04:30 | Trunk Animation | UK

    The fall of Satan from the kingdom of Heaven and his subsequent journey through Pandemonium, Purgatory and Chaos on his way to corrupt the virgin Earth


    Ray's Big Idea (Image for ID 219 Ray's Big Idea

    Steve Harding-Hill | 03:00 | Aardman Animations | UK

    A plucky, pioneering prehistoric fish has a groundbreaking plan to improve his life.


    La Petite Maison (Image for ID 220 La Petite Maison

    Isaac Holland | 07:00 | Royal College of Art | UK

    A young man can’t help but see his girlfriend as various objects - including a french tart. Perception, misunderstanding and indifference are explored in this fable about the foibles of romance


    One of a Kind (Image for ID 221 One of a Kind

    Rok Predin | 03:30 | Trunk Animation | UK

    A dreamlike tale of reverse evolution and a grand comment on the space time continuum.


    Delta Heavy: Ghost  (Image for ID 222 Delta Heavy: Ghost

    Chris Bristow | 04:00 | Blink Productions | UK

    Stuck and suicidal in a purgatory of mid-nineties internet software, Mr Clippy - the Microsoft Word paperclip - finds a glimmer of hope in a world many versions away. About absent love, revenge and the modern day relevance of this dead mascot.


     

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  • Animex Screen - International Short Films 2 (19:30)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen - International Short Films Programme 02

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    Nuggets (Image for ID 258 Nuggets

    Andreas Hykade | Germany | 2014 | 5 mins

    A kiwi encounters a golden nugget, and upon consuming it, feels a glorious sense of bliss. But as the bird continues to chase that first high, things quickly turn dark in this short film about the nature of addiction.


    Life with Herman H. Rott (Image for ID 259 Life with Herman H. Rott

    Chintis Lundgren | Estonia, Croatia, Denmark | 2015 | 11 mins

    Herman H. Rott is a punk rat who lives alone in his messy apartment. One day, a small bourgeois cat sees drunk Herman returning from a bar, finds him charming and decides to move in.


    Dissonance (Image for ID 260 Dissonance

    Till Nowak | Germany | 2015 | 15 mins

    Till Nowak's new shortfilm is a trip between fantasy and reality, between animation and live action drama. It tells the story of a psychotic street musician who has to leave his mental world to deal with the real one.


    Isle of seals (Image for ID 261 Isle of seals

    Edmund Jansons | Latvia |2014 | 6 mins

    A grey isle lies in the middle of a grey sea. In this grey place, life is simple, yet harsh: seals and hunters coexist in a cruel balance. A photographer comes to document their everyday lives, but it turns out to be fatally complicated for him.


    Yul and the Snake (Image for ID 262 Yul and the Snake

    Gabriel Harel | France | 2015 | 13 mins

    Yùl, 13, goes with his big brother Dino to make a deal with Mike, a thug escorted by his Dogo Argentino. When things go wrong, a mysterious snake appears.


    Uncanny Valley (Image for ID 263 Uncanny Valley

    Paul Wenninger | Austria, France | 2015 | 13 mins

    In a museum, we are projected into a diorama representing two soldiers in the trenches. They come to life and have fear written all over their faces. Explosions, chaos, fog: each time they hear a gunshot, they cringe or curl up.


    Snowfall (Image for ID 266 Snowfall

    Conor Whelan | Ireland | 2014 | 5 mins

    An anxious young man has a moving experience at a friend's house party. Fleeting love, mixed emotions and human interactions.


    Aria for a Cow (Image for ID 270 Aria for a Cow

    Dan Lund | USA | 2015 | 7 mins

    Aria for a Cow is an animated musical short based on a previously unreleased song by the Oscar winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors”, “Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”).

    When a callow young farmer shows himself to be completely uninterested in the sensitive art of milking a dairy cow, Aria, a bovine diva, along with her singing and dancing back up bulls, belts out a tune demanding to be respected for more than just dairy products. In the end, our young farmer learns to respect the collaborative effort that made Krelborn farms and its cows an award-winning dairy farm.


     

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Thursday

11 Feb
  • Animex Awards Programme 7 (10:30)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 77 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 8 (13:00)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 80 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Programme 9 (15:00 - 16:50)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. These screenings are free. 108 minutes

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  • Animex Awards Event & Winners Reel (17:15 - 18:45)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    Join us for a Drinks Reception at 5:15pm before we announce the Awards!

    The Awards Winners are announced at 5:45pm followed by a screening of the awarded animations. The Winners Reel screening is in the same venue held from 6 - 6:45pm. This Event is FREE and open to all but places are limited - for this event including the Drinks Reception, Awards and Winners Reel please register by booking a ticket using Event Brite.

    Eventbrite - Animex Awards Event and Winners Reel

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    Winners Reel screening!

    The screening will show the awarded animations - we can't name the winning film titles here just yet as the Award Winners will be revealed at this session!


    CGI Animation Award


    Visual Effects Award


    2D Animation Award


    Game Animation Award


    Character Animation Award


    Stop-motion Animation Award


    Experimental Animation Award


    Best First Animation


     

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  • Animex Screen Feature - Song of the Sea (19:45)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

    Eventbrite - Animex Screen Feature - Song of the Sea

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    Song of the Sea (Image for ID 237 Song of the Sea

    Tomm Moore | Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France | 2014

    From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

    Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.

    This screening is FREE and open to all - no festival pass is required. Get your ticket to reserve your place at eventbrite


    Eventbrite - Animex Screen Feature - Song of the Sea


     

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Friday

12 Feb
  • Animex Awards Winners Reel (10:30 - 12:30)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session is screening all the award winning animations from the international student competition that were announced on Thursday - this is a LONGER VERSION of the Winners Reel to include all films that were awarded as well as the highly commended films. Free screening! Approximately 120 minutes

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    Animex Awards Winners Reel

    Animex Awards Winners Reel:

    Anna (2015)
    Directed by Alexia RUBOD, Antoine POYARD, Jordann JACOBÉ, Alexis CHOQUARD, Sophie BRACMARD, Yunhan LIU; Lumiere University Lyon2, France

    It’s Not You, It’s Me (2015)
    Directed by Silvia Prietov; Vancouver Film School, Classical Animation Program, Canada

    My Seashell Memory (2015)
    Directed by Yanlei Chen; Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, UK

    The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015)
    Directed by Melody Wang; Animation, Arts & Design, Sheridan College, Canada

    Awarded to: Chhaya (2015)
    Directed by Debanjan Nandy; National Film and Television School, UK

    After the End (2015) Directed by Sam Southward; National Film and Television School, UK.

    The Moustache (2015)
    Directed by Anni Oja; Turku University - Arts Academy, Finland

    Fulfilament (2015) Directed by Rhiannon Evans; National Film and Television School, UK

    Jazz Orgie (2015)
    Directed by Irina Rubina; Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

    Composition In Cubes (2105)
    Directed by Max Woodward, Michael Horowitz; Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Canada

    Blue Honey (2015)
    Directed by Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher, Fanny Lhotellier; Ecole Georges Méliès School of Film Animation, France

    Electrofly (2015) Directed by Natalia C. A. Freitas; Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

    Guida (2014)
    Directed by Rosana Urbes, Brazil

    Jure Grando ( 2015) Directed by Martin Babic, Germany

    Go to City ELE (2015) Directed by Wenyu Li, China

    Castillo E el Armado (2014) Directed by Pedro Harres, Uruguay


     

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  • Animex Screen - Best of Punto Y Raya Abstract Animation (13:00 - 14:20)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This unique programme presents a collection of shorts 'The Best of PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL 2014' courtesy of our friends at PyR a bi-annual festival of abstract animation and art in motion. These screenings are free. 80 minutes.

    No representation, only Dots and Lines! The festival that’s earned the title of “most abstract in the world” explores the creative possibilities of these basic graphic expressions, and the intrinsic relationship between sound and non- representational imagery. View trailer here A feast of pure Form, Colour, Motion and Sound. This collection represents the best of Punto Y Raya's fifth edition Punto Y Raya & Reykjavík Visual Music Festival 2014 held at HARPA, the Reykjavík Concert Hall (Iceland). See more about abstract animation and visual music in the programme listing:

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    i! (Image for ID 292 i!

    Mark Cheung | 2012 | Singapore

    1'55' · cgi · video comp. · colour


    Shift (Image for ID 293 Shift

    Max Hattler | 2012 | UK

    03'00' · stop·motion · colour

    third prize winner - Punto Y Raya / Reykjavik Visual Music Festival 2014 Iceland


    The Fire Heat Sonatas (Image for ID 294 The Fire Heat Sonatas

    Aurora Gasull Altisent | 2010 | Spain

    4'26' · cgi · colour · 2010


    Sweeping Memories (Image for ID 295 Sweeping Memories

    Bonnie Mitchell & Elaine Lillios | 2012 | USA

    3'27' · cgi · colour


    Energy! (Image for ID 296 Energy!

    Thorsten Fleisch | 2007 | Germany

    5'03' · camera·less · b&w


    Primary Expansion (Image for ID 297 Primary Expansion

    Johann Rupma | 2012 | Netherlands

    1'00' · video comp. · colour


    Synesthesia (Image for ID 298 Synesthesia

    Michel Gagne & Gheorghe Costinescu | 2013 | USA

    6'00' · cgi · drawing · colour


    Spherikal (Image for ID 299 Spherikal

    Ion Lucin | 2012 | Spain

    2'37' · cgi · b&w

    audience award - Punto Y Raya / Reykjavik Visual Music Festival 2014 Iceland


    Abstraction 38 (Image for ID 300 Abstraction 38

    Morgan Beringer | 2013 | UK

    3'24' · cgi · video comp. · stop·motion · colour


    Clonal Colonies (1st Movement: Fast Runners) (Image for ID 301 Clonal Colonies (1st Movement: Fast Runners)

    Brett Battey | 2011 | UK

    6'56' · cgi · colour · 2011

    honorable mention - Punto Y Raya / Reykjavik Visual Music Festival 2014 Iceland


    Crossing Victoria (Image for ID 302 Crossing Victoria

    Steven Woloshen | 2013 | Canada

    4'00' · scratch · camera·less · colour


    Sumi Dreams (Image for ID 303 Sumi Dreams

    Betsy Kopmar | 2013 | USA

    5'45' · cgi · colour


    Forest and Trees (Image for ID 304 Forest and Trees

    Keita Onishi | 2011-2012 | Japan

    3'12 · cgi · b&w


    So Far, So Close (Image for ID 305 So Far, So Close

    Paul Rabe | 2013 | USA

    5'09' · video comp. · stop·motion · drawing · colour

    second prize - Punto Y Raya / Reykjavik Visual Music Festival 2014 Iceland


    1194d (Image for ID 306 1194d

    Raven Kwok | 2013 | USA

    4'24' · cgi · colour

    second prize - Punto Y Raya / Reykjavik Visual Music Festival 2014 Iceland


    Forming + Untitled14 (Image for ID 307 Forming + Untitled14

    Matt Abbiss | 2013 | UK

    01'34' · drawing · b&w


    Harmophon (Image for ID 308 Harmophon

    Aristides Job Garcia Hernandez | 2011 | Germany

    5'10' · cgi · colour


    Crux Film (Image for ID 309 Crux Film

    Alexander Stewart & Lilli Carre | 2013 | USA

    5'07' · drawing · colour


     

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  • Animex Awards Programme 3 (15:00 - 16:00)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition from the Experimental category of animations, which follow in the footsteps of the Best of Punto y Raya! These screenings are free. It is a 'repeat' of the Programme 3 (on Tuesday) but this session is shorter with fewer films selected for this session. 56 minutes.

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  • Animex Screen - British Animation Awards Public Choice Programme 3 (18:00)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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    Dead Air (Image for ID 223 Dead Air

    Robert Bradbrook | 17:00 | Bright Cold Day Films & Bradbrook Films| UK

    DJ Pete’s arrival and his irreverent radio show causes a stir among the insular locals of a small island. Laura is the only one to welcome the newcomer with open arms. But as the island's landscape shifts over time, so does Pete's relationship with Laura and his new home.


    Shhh (Image for ID 224 Shhh

    Alice Bouttell | 02:20 | UK

    An interpretation of a poem by Helen Jaeger.


    Coupling (Image for ID 225 Coupling

    Cat Hayes | 02:30 | Staffordshire University | UK

    When things go hand in hand, what use is just one?


    Bluebarry (Image for ID 226 Bluebarry

    TwinTrash (Tommy Vad & Markus Flaaten) | 05:20 | Kingston University | UK

    Blue and Barry are hungry. Where are they going to get their next meal in a dog eat dog world.


    Let's Play Nomad X (Image for ID 227 Let's Play Nomad X

    Kristian Andrews | 03:15 | UK

    In a YouTube playthrough of his favourite video game, a man tells us about wormholes, the love of his life and being punched in the throat.


    Pollock (Image for ID 228 Pollock

    Henry Dunbar | 03:00 | UCA, Farnham | UK

    A film inspired by Jackson Pollock’s comment “Abstract Art is Abstract, it confronts you.”


    Expirables (Image for ID 229 Expirables

    Jack Gooden | 2.30 | Staffordshire University | UK

    During the production of his new action flick, Tarantino tries to direct the five aging stars as they fight over who gets to say the film's trademark.


    Benjamin Scheuer: Weather the Storm (Image for ID 230 Benjamin Scheuer: Weather the Storm

    Peter Baynton | 02:30 | Radish Pictures Ltd | UK

    Dickie's run out toothpaste, but Dot always used to do the toiletries shopping.


    Once Upon a Blue Moon (Image for ID 231 Once Upon a Blue Moon

    Steve Boot | 03:30 | Mackinnoon & Saunders | UK

    A robot on a mission to photograph rocks meets an alien who just wants someone to play with.


    Mr Director (Image for ID 232 Mr Director

    Andy Martin | 06:50 | The Handyman Studio | UK

    The biggest ego in film directing tells us his story of a lifetime in the movie business.


    Loco Dice: Sending This One Out (Image for ID 233 Loco Dice: Sending This One Out

    Rick Thiele & Mario Ucci | 03:15 | Red Knuckles | UK

    In a distant, dark future where faceless figures are being led via a conveyor belt to an evil tower of doom, one man begins to fight the system back.


    Mend and Make Do (Image for ID 234 Mend and Make Do

    Bexie Bush | 07:45 | National Film & Television School UK

    Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room, hear her story of love during wartime and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.


    Stromae: Carmen (Image for ID 235 Stromae: Carmen

    Sylvain Chomet | 03:30 | Th1ng | UK

    Set to the tune of Carmen's "Habanera", Stromae's latest track and video parallel the opera by recognising the absurdity of human interaction, and applying this to excessive - and often obsessive - Twitter use.


     

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  • Animex Screen Documentary - Game Loading: Rise of the Indies (19:30 - 09:00)

    - OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University
    GAMELOADING – RISE OF THE INDIES explores the new global subculture of independent game development. In the spirit of movements like the French New Wave, the Punk and Grunge scenes, hundreds of indie auteurs are emerging and finding success with their own unique voices and artistic goals.

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    Game Loading: Rise of the Indies (Image for ID 236 Game Loading: Rise of the Indies

    Anna Brady, Lester Francois | 92 mins | USA

    GAMELOADING – RISE OF THE INDIES explores the new global subculture of independent game development. In the spirit of movements like the French New Wave, the Punk and Grunge scenes, hundreds of indie auteurs are emerging and finding success with their own unique voices and artistic goals.

    Much like the music and film industries before it, the medium of video games is currently undergoing a monumental shift. The traditional model, of large, faceless corporations developing generic, blockbuster action games is being disrupted by independent game makers creating innovative, personal experiences.

    GameLoading aims to capture this exciting moment in time, taking a personal and holistic look at the passionate people expressing themselves through video games, and in the process, creating an international community dedicated to developing the culture of the medium.

    The film gathers stories and insights from dozens of game creators, journalists, academics and artists, as we examine the craft, culture, history and future of independent game development.


     

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Saturday

13 Feb
  • Animex Awards Programme 1 (10:30 - 11:50)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. If you missed the Animex Awards Programme 1 on Tuesday 10:30 am, this is another chance to see the animations. These screenings are free. 80 minutes.

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  • Animex Screen - Best of Animation 25 Years of Filmakademie (13:00 - 14:15)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    Retrospective of some of the best animation shorts from the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany). These screenings are free. 71 minutes.

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    AH POOK IS HERE   (Image for ID 311 AH POOK IS HERE

    Philip Hunt | 1994


    DAS RAD   (Image for ID 312 DAS RAD

    Arvid Uibel, Heidi Wittlinger, Chris Stenner | 2000


    BUNNIES   (Image for ID 313 BUNNIES

    Jakob Schuh, Saschka Unseld | 2003


    RACING BEATS   (Image for ID 314 RACING BEATS

    Alexander Kiesl, Steffen Hacker | 2005


    LEBENSADER   (Image for ID 315 LEBENSADER

    Angela Steffen | 2009


    MOBILE   (Image for ID 316 MOBILE

    Verena Fels | 2010


    LOOM  (Image for ID 317 LOOM

    Jan Bitzer, Ilja Brunck, Csaba Letay | 2010


    366 TAGE   (Image for ID 318 366 TAGE

    Johannes Schiehsl | 2011


    ROLLIN’ SAFARI   (Image for ID 319 ROLLIN’ SAFARI

    Kyra Buschor, Constantin Päplow, Anna Habermehl | 2014


    WRAPPED   (Image for ID 320 WRAPPED

    Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann | 2014


    BÄR   (Image for ID 321 BÄR

    Pascal Flörks | 2014


    SOME THING   (Image for ID 322 SOME THING

    Elena Walf | 2015


    JAZZ ORGIE   (Image for ID 323 JAZZ ORGIE

    Irina Rubina | 2015


     

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  • Animex Screen Feature - The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead - UK Premiere (15:00 - 16:15)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This screening is free. View the trailer here Feature duration 72 minutes

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    The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead (Image for ID 310 The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead

    Elliott Cowan | 2014 | USA

    animation feature - colour - 72 minutes

    After starring in a series of award winning shorts, Boxhead & Roundhead leap into their first feature film. Elliot Cowan’s entertaining debut indie feature tells the story of the duo: innocents in a world of monsters, bad weather, angry natives and cold coffee. After their home is destroyed Boxhead and Roundhead head to the big city to battle red tape, rent, rats and the rat race to get it back. Roundhead enters the art world and Boxhead enters the workforce. These two universes collide with explosive results. Art and industry, friendship and foul play are all in the mix in this, the most stressful adventure of all.


     

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Sunday

14 Feb
  • Animex Awards Programme 4 (12:00 - 13:50)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    This session will screen student animations from around the globe selected for the international competition. If you missed the Animex Awards Programme 4 on Wednesday 10:30 am, this is another chance to see the animations. These screenings are free. 105 minutes. Starts at 12pm on Sunday!

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  • Animex Awards Winners Reel (13:50 - 15:50)

    - MIMA Events Space, 3rd Floor
    If you missed any of the screenings, this is the last chance to see the best of the student animations in the Winners Reel! This session is screening all the award winning animations from the international student competition - this is the long version of the Winners Reel to include all films that were awarded as well as the highly commended films. Free screening! Duration 120 minutes. These screenings are free.

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    Animex Awards Winners Reel

    Animex Awards Winners Reel:

    Anna (2015)
    Directed by Alexia RUBOD, Antoine POYARD, Jordann JACOBÉ, Alexis CHOQUARD, Sophie BRACMARD, Yunhan LIU; Lumiere University Lyon2, France

    It’s Not You, It’s Me (2015)
    Directed by Silvia Prietov; Vancouver Film School, Classical Animation Program, Canada

    My Seashell Memory (2015)
    Directed by Yanlei Chen; Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, UK

    The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015)
    Directed by Melody Wang; Animation, Arts & Design, Sheridan College, Canada

    Awarded to: Chhaya (2015)
    Directed by Debanjan Nandy; National Film and Television School, UK

    After the End (2015) Directed by Sam Southward; National Film and Television School, UK.

    The Moustache (2015)
    Directed by Anni Oja; Turku University - Arts Academy, Finland

    Fulfilament (2015) Directed by Rhiannon Evans; National Film and Television School, UK

    Jazz Orgie (2015)
    Directed by Irina Rubina; Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

    Composition In Cubes (2105)
    Directed by Max Woodward, Michael Horowitz; Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Canada

    Blue Honey (2015)
    Directed by Constance Joliff, Daphne Durocher, Fanny Lhotellier; Ecole Georges Méliès School of Film Animation, France

    Electrofly (2015) Directed by Natalia C. A. Freitas; Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

    Guida (2014)
    Directed by Rosana Urbes, Brazil

    Jure Grando ( 2015) Directed by Martin Babic, Germany

    Go to City ELE (2015) Directed by Wenyu Li, China

    Castillo E el Armado (2014) Directed by Pedro Harres, Uruguay


     

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Animex Screen and Animex Awards bring you eight days of exciting screenings of animations in every style and technique celebrating the unique art of animation.

The diverse film programme includes internationally acclaimed professional shorts such as the Oscar nominated 'World of Tomorrow' directed by Don Hertzfeld, documentary and feature film animations, as well as outstanding student animations from around the globe screening in international competition.

For all animation screenings at a glance 7 - 14 February:
 - Download the schedule screening summary (pdf - 3MB)

All animation film screenings held at the mima events space, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and at Teesside University are free and open to the public. That's more than 200 short films plus features and documentary films to see!

Animex Screen
As always the festival week begins with the Features for Families screenings at Cineworld Middlesbrough on Sunday 7 February where an audience of invited kids can bring along their parents and watch their choice of films for free.

Throughout the week you can view the best of international student animation submitted to the Animex Awards and see who takes home one of the prizes at a special screening of the winners.

The 2016 programme also welcomes the return of the British Animation Awards to the festival. With screenings of the Best in British Animation produced over the last two years, not only will you have the chance to see a wide-ranging selection of fine animation, you can vote for your favourites and influence who will win a coveted British Animation Awards Public Choice prize.

As always we bring you some of the best animation from around the globe to our screens in the international short films sessions.

For those interested in games our documentary film Game Loading : Rise of the Indies is a feature length documentary about the exploding subculture of indie game developers around the world.

This year’s feature animations are the wonderful Song of the Sea from cartoon saloon and a special advance preview screening of Zootropolis by Walt Disney Animation Studios to perfectly compliment the talks by artists from the studios during the festival.

Screenings will take place daily across the Teesside University campus, mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and at Cineworld Multiplex in Middlesbrough.

Please check the screening summary for full details of what is happening during the week and remember to check the festival website regularly for all film details and announcements of any surprise screenings.

With such an eclectic mix of fine films you can be sure that whatever your taste in animation there will be something for everyone at Animex 2016.

Chris Wyatt
Curator, Animex Screen


Animex Awards
Animex Awards has become one of the largest international competitions for student animations worldwide. From visual effects to stop-motion to animation for computer games, from drawing to CGI, Animex Awards aims to celebrate and reward their talents and achievements.

This year we received a record number of over 1,200 entries from more than 80 countries. A team of animation academics and experts as well as a team of students have pre-selected the best, to bring you several programmes of truly exceptional short animations in every style and technique. The judges and award winners will be announced in the festival week.

All Animex Awards programmes are screening at mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, which are free and open to the public. Read more about screenings at mima.

For all programmes and films details view the Schedule calendar above.

The Awards Winners are announced on Thursday 11th Feb at the Animex Awards Event followed by a screening of the awarded animations. This Event is FREE and open to all but places are limited - for this event including the Drinks Reception, Awards and Winners Reel screening please register by booking a free ticket. View the Schedule calendar above to book your place!

Awarded animations are published here under Animex Awards

You can also participate at all the screenings until 14th Feb by voting for your favourite student short to win the Animex Audience Award. Don't miss these inspiring screenings during the festival plus the Animex Awards winners' event.

Sabrina Schmid
Curator, Animex Awards

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